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In academia going abroad means attending a position to study, teach and/or do research in another country

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How to overcome lack of motivation and improve focus [duplicate]

2 weeks ago I just started a phd abroad (Germany) and I am Brazilian. Previously I was in job that bored me to death and I chose to leave it and come to Germany to live my dream and do a PhD. However, ...
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Moving abroad with books marked "for sale in Indian subcontinent only"

I am soon going to move from India to Norway. I own multiple reference books that will be relevant to my work in the future as well and I plan to move with my books. Several of the editions that I own ...
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Visiting another University during PhD : Opportunity Vs Hassle?

I am doing a 3-year PhD in CS (Probability+Logic) at an average university in Continental Europe. I am currently in my final year (which ends JAN -23). I have one top tier (A*) AI-conference ...
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Can I transfer to a university in Europe from Turkey?

Currently, I am studying at METU (ODTÜ) Computer Engineering/Science, Bachelor's Degree. I am not happy with the situation here. My department is ABET-accredited, but I am a non-EU citizen. Is it ...
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Could I work at a university in a Spanish-speaking country if I'm not fluent in Spanish? (Rhetoric & Writing / English)

I'm working on my PhD in Rhetoric & Writing (Dept of English) in the US. I am also a writer with enough qualifications to teach creative writing at a US university. I speak enough Spanish to get ...
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Even if I already have a master's in clinical psychology, can I apply for another master's in another field of psychology in a different country?

I have received my education in a back to back format, school then bachelor's and immediately after that, master's in clinical psychology. Currently I'm working as a school counselor. It sounds lame ...
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Where Can I Get Certified Copies of Documents for Master's Applications in the United States

So in a few weeks I will be submitting applications for Master's Programs in Germany. I am a resident of the United States living in Ohio and am required to submit certified copies of my Bachelor's ...
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Master's studies in France and Greece (one year per country) plausibility

This might sound a bit ridiculous, but I would love to spend a year in Greece and France and I think my master's studies might be a great time for that. However, I am not sure how plausible such an ...
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Pursuing Ph.D abroad vs staying in a stable job abroad [closed]

I'm kind of in the early-midlife crisis, and I have spent quite some time googling some of my life's questions. I don't have a better idea of where should I ask this and get some insight. I'm a 29 ...
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How does earning a Masters in Iceland differ from the US?

I'm a US citizen with an BA from a US university but I have been looking at the University of Iceland for a Master's in Environment and Natural Resources while scoping US schools as well. I know ...
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Poor project description for bachelor thesis (student-exchange)

I'm going to do my bachelor thesis abroad this fall. I'm supposed to find a supervisor both at my home university and at the exchange university. I already found two professors willing to supervise me ...
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For those who study in the humanities, have I made a mistake in doing my Master's abroad?

I'm an American student currently earning a Master's in American cultural studies in Germany. Why study American culture in Germany? Firstly, I wouldn't have been able to afford a U.S. Master's in ...
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Will American high schools recognize a foreign MA? [closed]

I'm an American who's getting a Master's degree abroad. It's my understanding that an MA leads to an automatic pay raise in public schools, but I'm not sure if my two-year foreign MA would count. To ...
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Masters Dilemma: Does University Reputation Come First?

I'm a political science undergrad from Canada with a very good GPA (4.26/4.33), lots of experience as a research assistant and two papers submitted. I would like to pursue an academic career, so I'm ...
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How to present a degree that was earned abroad on a business card?

I live in Australia and hold a M.A. degree from the University of Hamburg. That degree doesn't exist in Australia, so I can't get it acknowledged through the accrediting bodies. What is the ...
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Is it possible to find an unpaid and "half-time" postdoc?

I've defended my thesis, and I would like to do my postdoc abroad. But the problem is that I am married, and I have two little children. So, I can't just leave my family for a couple of years, and ...
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How to tell pushy "advisors" to back off?

TL;DR What can a PhD student on a research stay abroad do about postdocs that are supposed to be collaborators but behave like "helicopter advisors"? Background A friend of mine is doing her PhD (...
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Short postdoc abroad

I'm looking for some career/life advice. I am currently 9 months into my first postdoc job in the US (originally 1 year contract) in the life sciences, after finishing a PhD in the UK. My contract ...
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Can you be working remotely on your PhD thesis of another country and then enroll and get a master/PhD in US at the same time?

A friend of mine has finished his courses needed for his PhD. He's just working on his thesis now. He can do that remotely. He's coming to the U.S. for his wife to study. During this time, can he ...
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U.S. universities on-campus residence for International PhD students?

I want to ask generally, do most U.S. universities offer on-campus accommodation for International Ph.D. students Who are married? If the student is benefitted from scholarships {Free tuition and ...
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Is it necessary that your partner (wife/husband) have English proficiency, when you are going to study abroad? [closed]

I decided to go study Ph.D. in the United States. Is it necessary that my wife be good at English? I am expressly interested in legal and statutory requirements of English proficiency for a spouse if ...
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Going to study PhD abroad with weak economic backing?

I really desire to go study Ph.D. in the United States and my resume is good enough to secure a scholarship in the designated university, which it will grant full tuition and fees and will give me a ...
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How should I systematically go about looking for bursaries/scholarships for an internship in the UK?

I am an Indian undergraduate engineering student in electronics and communication engineering. I recently had a conversation (via email) with a professor at the Royal Holloway, University of London. ...
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Quit PhD abroad vs job at home country [closed]

I’ve just moved to Canada for PhD studies at one of its best universities. One day during my master studies, I felt that I wanted to live the international student experience and decided to move to ...
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Does GPA matter ?! [closed]

I'm still undergraduate, have 2 years to graduate but i don't like my major so much and my college. i go twice a week. i don't attend lectures too much because professors and the contents are so weak ...
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Academic job in country B, family in country A. Impact on work/life balance [closed]

I am applying for a job in academia in a different country than the one I live in with my family. The job is in a very good institution, well paid compared to what I earn now. I am close to mid-...
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How to efficiently get a mention of your just accepted paper in journals like Nature and Science

We have made a very important scientific breakthrough in the field of biomedicine. We have filed the patented and the scientific publication (in a journal with impact factor around 9.0) was published ...
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Studying medicine in Germany

I'm sorry if this a wrong place to post this question but I don't know where to ask. I'm a medical student from Alexandria, Egypt. By next year I'll have completed the pre-clinical phase of the ...
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Coping with not speaking local language, as an academic? [closed]

One requirement in academia, especially as an early career scientist, is the the willingness to study or work in different countries. Personal motivation for the question: Apart from the ...
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PhD hopping due to professional but non-research issues

I'm a foreign PhD student and have had extreme difficulties in the last six months due to the university school administration not providing the documentation required to get a residence permit in ...
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Get funding for a research period abroad while being a PhD student

I am a second year PhD student in computer science, in Europe. For a number of reasons, when beginning the PhD I decided to keep on with my previous job, doing an unfunded part-time PhD. Now, I have ...
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Seeking career advice on transitioning to work/postdoc in a new country after a PhD

Hello Academia community, I am a soon-to-be holder (next week) of a PhD in zoology (mammalian biomechanics). Following my graduation, I would like to move to the UK. Ideally, I would like to continue ...
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what are my options if the degree i want is not available on my country? [closed]

Hello this is the first time i post something here: I live in Argentina and I'm 18. Currently, I'm giving my evaluation exams to enter UTN university (It's one of the best universities in Argentina, ...
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Getting PhD opportunities abroad in my thirties [closed]

I'm a math student in a Latin American country and I'm 31 years old. Next year I'll be starting my PhD, here, in my country. I have to say that the complete program, equivalent to a Bachelor plus ...
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Is it proper to propose a thesis collaboration to a professor you don't know?

I am a master student at one of the best universities in Europe. As I am studying finance, I would like to have an experience in the US or London. I will have to start working on my master thesis ...
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I think that I can have the scholarship. Is this confidence or arrogance? [closed]

I will have an interview for my scholarship to study grad school in US next month (taken 30 in total 122). In this month me and other 6 candidates have been gathering together to mock the interview. ...
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What are some career options for Math PhDs who want to work in non-Western countries (e.g. Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Africa)?

I am about to enter a PhD program, and I am very interested in learning about opportunities that allow me to go abroad after I finish. During my undergraduate career, I studied in China for a year, ...
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How to assist your home university in evaluating whether classes taken when studying abroad should allow transfer of credit?

I am going to be studying for 1 semester in Japan for my computer science degree. This 1 semester will earn me my degree as well as my required internship. I was already accepted into TU and am in ...
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Tenured position to be started very soon...what to do with the old affiliation

Nowadays I am a second year assistant professor (without tenure) in physics at a German university (rank W1, Juniorprofessor), advising 2 PhD students. Today, it came to me the information about a ...
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Does 'securing letters of recommendations' count as one of legitimate reasons of going abroad for one semester?

I am going to apply for one semester of study abroad at a more prominent university than the one I am currently enrolled in. One of my true motivations to apply is to secure letters of recommendations ...
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How should I approach a Tokyo University professor to join their lab?

What are the guidelines that I should follow when contacting a foreign University professor to ask for joining their lab? I need to find a professor for my already accepted semester abroad as an ...
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Studying Abroad - do they need my high school transcript/diploma?

I'm thinking about studying in Germany next year at a university. I am a US citizen. I have completed a 2 year Associate's degree program at a trade school and also finished my general education ...
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Can an online degree through an accredited institution affect admissions into masters programs abroad?

I'm currently attending an accredited university which provides an online BSc CIS program. Is an online degree considered lowly in compared to a traditional education, and can it affect admissions ...
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Feasibility of Study in Cuba for U.S. Undergraduates

I'm assisting an undergraduate student with developing plans for summer 2014, and I'm considering the viability of study in Cuba. Are there any U.S. users who have traveled to and studied in Cuba and ...
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Traveling during PhD

I've started a PhD position at a university in the US, but I'd like to travel during my time there. What's the easiest way to do something like that? Are there fellowships or grants available for ...
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How to find a suitable summer internship university/department abroad?

Let's assume I want to look for a research internship at a university in the next year, what are decent strategies to find a suitable professor/department? A few come to mind: Ask home university/...
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MSc for experienced professional?

I have 8 years of IT experience in India, I want to do a Master of Science in the US. Would my already long professional experience hurt my chances to find a job after the MSc? I intend to settle in ...
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How to get the most out of a period in another university during PhD?

Many PhD programs envisage for every candidate a period (3, 6 months or more) in another university, in order to carry on research in another institution, acquire new skills and (maybe) lay the ...
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Deciding whether to study abroad or continue at my current university for my PhD, what factors to consider?

I'm currently doing a master's degree near my home state and have been offered to continue at the same grad school with a PhD. The funding side of things has yet to be confirmed, but is almost secure. ...
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